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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
business. >>> coming up, is the end of tax-free online shopping near? we will present both sides of a hot debate that could impact your money. first, a look at how the international markets closed today. >> when you buy items over the internet, do you pay taxes on them? apparently a lot of us don't, there's no legislation that is aimed at making sure that everyone pays up no matter the state they live in. and a vote could come this week. we are in washington with more of the very controversial legislation. so, who is behind this move on collecting more sales tax? >> well, it's a good question. it's something the retail industry has wanted to do for more than a decade, make sure that internet vendors collect sales tax for products sold online. the united states senate is taking up a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from us of state companies. >> there's some items where consumers are price sensitive and online retailers that do not collect sales taxes can under ku cut can the brick and mortar retailer by 10% because of the situation. >> that ends up for big money for har
that you face, and i d not envy you, is you said the fits call consolidation, the consumption tax will go up next year and the following year, and you're certainly aware that will take a big hit on consumption on income that will have a negative impact on the economy, and i'm wondering how you're balancing these two different issues of fiscal consolidation and demand. [speaking japanese] >> translator: i think you have hit on the most important point, because whenever we may try to increase the taxes, it does not necessarily result in increasing the tax revenue. we have known the actual examples which have happened in the past in many nrsakg ne >> you can watch the rest of this online as we take you live now to the heritage foundation in washington, d.c. for remarks by senator mike lee of utah. he'll be talking about the conservative movement and the future of the republican party. >> in his most recent book, "we still hold these truths: rediscovering our principles, reclaiming our future." please join me in welcoming matt spalding. matt? [applause] >> thanks, jon. i thought you said cons
collection act because it is going to make online businesses the tax collectors for the nation. and as the "wall street journal" pointed out in an editorial today called "the internet sales tax rush," it actually puts brick and mortar, puts the internet businesses at a disadvantage to brick and mortar businesses in terms of requiring -- making requirements on online businesses to collect taxes for transactions that the online businesses would not have to. and for a state like mine of new hampshire where we do not have a sales tax, this is also particularly onerous and really tramples on the decision that new hampshire has made to not have a sales tax. but most importantly, where we stand right now with the -- with the bill pending on the floor, you know, so many times there is so much around here that happens that does not go through regular order, and yet we have been talking on both sides of the aisle how important it is that when we have a major piece of legislation, which certainly this is, that we must go through regular order and that you just heard from the chairman of t
of that smile. airport delays, the president will not divert spending cuts to nonessentials, won't do it. tax refunds to people who didn't pay a dime in the first place. the irs overpaid to the tune of 13 billion dollars. 6 million free cell phones for the poor, not enough. the administration wants to extend the program to high speed internet. and the internet sales tax passes the senate. so, you, sit on the tarmac, game the tax system and get your free internet and let's find something else to tax. "varney & company" about to begin. > >> any politician gets 70 million votes is larger than you and me as much as i hate to admit. it look at the winning smile and trusting eyes and i made myself vital, after 22 years in congress, i can smell which way the wind is blowing. stuart: kevin spacey, we show you that clip why "house of cards" a hit show only showing on netflix and that's why the stock will soar from the opening bell. look at it up nearly 25% pre-market and offered a month free with "house of cards" as the bait and people liked it, big jump in subscribers, almost as many pay for netflix
growth, whether it was through tax cuts and other inners and supply side reforms, would you cut them some slack on that or not? >> we would -- we think there's fairly limited room for significant fiscal stimulus that would place public debt on, you know, steeper gradient in terms of its rise. right from the beginning of the process, we recognized the government can use their balance sheet and fiscal measures to offset the decline in private sector demand. so some measures which allow for an easing of the levels of deficit reduction and the pace of that is perfectly consistent with the current rating that we now have on the uk. but can the uk go on a major fiscal stimulus exercise? we don't really think there's much room for maneuver in terms of them to do that in terms of a ratings perspective. >> what happens if they -- they could go on a big tax cutting program and that got rates going. this is more about growth, isn't it, right now, because growth is a way to generate the revenue to bring down the deficit. >> yeah. but that's evident that if you do tax cuts, that you'll get more revenu
president of the czech republic when we come back. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business >>> welcome back to the program. here is a look at how stock res trading, to the up side. we are seeing increases throughout the trading session. yesterday was a different story. we started out okay and rapidly sold off. germany in particular was weak. eegan jones did dowde country to an a from an a plus. the xetra dax today after shedding better than 2% yesterday, which is a huge move for this index, rebounding by about 0.4%. small gains seen elsewhere, the ftse mib in italy up about 0.6%. keeping an eye on the presidential election process. that is currently under way. here is a look at the bond sp
to president obama's budget and take a look at this statistic. 86% of tax increases will fall on people making $200,000 a year or more in 2015. this according to the new study by the tax policy center. what to make of this? joining us is the senior political analyst for the washington examiner. michael, good to see you. i'm more interested in the fact that earners nearly every income level will bear some sort of tax increase in this which flies in the face behalf president obama promised years ago. >> when president obama was running for his first term, he said he wasn't going to raise taxes on ordinary people. that's actually been violated in a number of ways, including in the obama care law and early increase in the cigarette tax that tends to hit down scale people more often than it hits upscale people. but in the second term, he's putting in his budget these proposals to change, as i understand it, the c.p.i. that means that your bracket increases will go into effect earlier. people will be thrust into higher tax brackets and so-called buffett tax which amounts to a sort of revival of the
of these proposals would give to our children more taxes, more spending and neither ever reaches balance. there is only one proposal, the house budget, that would instead give to our children a balanced budget and a brighter future of freedom and opportunity. now is the time to choose the budget that reflects our american values. mr. speaker, the american people and future generations of americans deserve a balanced budget. i thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland, mr. hoyer, for five minutes. mr. hoyer: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman. preliminary, however to my remarks, i want to say i thank the gentleman for my -- the previous speaker for his remarks and to say i would hope that the senate, having passed a budget, we having passed a budget, the president submitting a budget, that we will now, hopefully as soon as this week, go to conference so that we might discuss the differences and get that budget to which t
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, by the way, talk of an online sales tax. harry reid is suggesting there's a vote on an online sales tax next week. ebay's way down on that. it's own growth forecast as well as the interpret sales tax possibility. ibay's down three bucks, what do you have to add on that? >> i have to add the european story that the chief financial officer of ebay saying the european economy is weaker, weaker british pounds to dense paypal results. put that together, it's a loser. >> it is, big stock, big drop. thanks nicole. to hoyer, the to littization of the boston bombing linking them to the sequester cuts. here's a question a fox news producer asked mr. hoyer. i'm quoting directly. do you think this can help to make an argument to turn off the sequester? here's the congressman's response, well, i think there are compelling arguments to not have turned on the sequester and multiple reasons for investing in our security and don't pursue across the board irrational cutting priorities and buy the same percentage. i think this is another proof of that. if proof is needed, which i don't think, frankly, it is. t
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, a bill to restore states' sovereign rights to enforce state and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. mr. reid: i ask for a second reading and object to my own request. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate recess subject to the call of the chair. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair. >>> one day after the boston bombings a bipartisan watch group said the government used torture and illegal interrogation methods after the september 11 attacks in 2001. that report is next on c-span2. >>> she came into the white house, she was a 47-year-old lady that he did politics. she was deeply depressed at the death of her son and especially under the terrible circumstances in which she died. she didn't have many friends unfortunately, but she did have a wonderful family there always seems to be somebody there and i don't think he did very much but she was a very intellectual woman,
a pre-tax profit margin of 17. %, she said she would revisit those goals for the pretax profit margins for that unit in mid year once, again, the final acquisition or the last leg of that brokerage unit has been completed. the year over year decline in fixed income commodities and currency trading was down 42%. she said it was due to the very strong first quarter of 2012. that was due to some hejs that had helped put on for its clients. however, she did note on a quarter over quarter basis trading was up. retail activity among the brokerage clients was strong in january and february. it did taper off a little bit in march on concerns about some of the issues we saw. cyprus the big run-up in the market, et cetera. april got off to a slightly stronger start as well. she said ceo confidence when it comes to m and a, she said right now ceos are looking out to the second half of the year. there is concerns about the profit outlook there and that's holding them back a little bit. debt and equity underwriting remain strong. >> thank you, mary. a lot of information you had from that conversati
paying taxes up front that will fund retirees' and will eventually qualify for benefits. they are the issue. that is a question about social security reform. i think we do need is a security reform. >> i thank you for your work. i appreciate both of you being here today. senator.you very much senator schumer? >> thank you, senator feinstein. i thank you both of you for your great work on agriculture. i also want to see -- i also want to thank chairman leahy for having this hearing. it has been amazing and those of us in our little group cannot support him enough -- cannot thank him enough for supporting our bill. 90% ofi get started, what is in his bill is in our bill. overall it is very positive. >> thank you. i would like to really look that over. >> i will. the bill i to would like to ask that all of us do not jump to conclusions regarding the events in boston. we will try to complete those events with this legislation. we are a safer country when law- enforcement knows who is here, has their fingerprints, photos, conduct background checks, and no wonder these to look
, but savings should not, for discretionary spending. we need to look at mandatory spending and tax expenditures. i agree completely with your point that it is hurting. i was at so many federal agencies that are compromised in not doing their work. this hits bone. these are critical services that will not be able to be performed. however, it was important not to have a government shutdown. it was important to get past this fiscal year. there was no possibility of removing sequestration in the last rounds of negotiation. there was no chance of removing it in the house and we did not have the 60 ghost in the senate. so -- votes in the senate. we could not do it. he did not have a game plan. it is a failure, that is votes are nothe there. it would have been a greater catastrophe if we hit march 1 without a continuing resolution and government would close down. gone through that before and it causes chaos. last point, we gave agencies additional discretion, which in some cases allow them to make better decisions than having to do a across the board cuts. host: back to immigration on twitter -- will
. how many pay taxes? we don't know. how many will pay taxes if they get jobs? how much will they pay in taxes? we don't know. what is the real cost of illegal immigration to the u.s.? the real cost? hohonest square, accounting? what is this answer. what are those illegal immigrants paying in taxes and providing in the way of services to others in this country, some are i imencely productive? what is the cost of the jobs they hold, is there no cost? is it true they only work in industries where americans don't top work. this that is find just give us an answer, do we as a nation make money? do we benefit? do we prosper because of illegal immigration. you hear everyone say we're a nation of immigrants, why don't they say a nation of illegal immigrants? the questions go on and on, is the path to citizenship appropriate? is it good or bad for the economy? it is good for american society. the real question becames after 10 years of debating this issue, why in the world don't we havv these answers? that's the big question. if you have been watching politics, and washington as long as i hav
new york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com clients are always learning more to make their money do more. (ann) to help me plan my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars. i use daily market commentary to improve my strategy. and my local scottrade office guides my learning every step of the way. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade... ranked "highest in customer loyalty for brokerage and investment companies." >>> this is a total best of times/worst of times, tale of two cities market. on a tough day where most stocks went down, what i call the have-nots, there's
to rest. we'll check in on the church services. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> a second wave of people who live near the site of the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of west, texas were allowed to return home today. residents who were lucky enough to still have homes began returning yesterday. wednesday's explosion flattened the north side of the small farming town heavily damaging a nursing home, schools and neighborhoods. new evidence in the investigation is now surfacing and cnn's miguel marquez has that. mi miguel? >> reporter: don, for the first time we are hearing the 911 tape
at $400 a share. it's got more than $100 net cash even after paying taxes, so you're paying $3,000, any earnings down 25% from what's expected. he put a ten p-e on that and this is a very cheap stock unless you believe that earnings will decline every year from here on out. that's ahead of the case and we're not buying ahead of it because we like the position that we have, you know, but we think it's an exceptionally cheap stock at this level. >> it will be one of the most-watched numbers of the quarter. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> switching gears, they were grossly negligent in the lead up to the brokerage firm's collapse. kayla tausche has more on this story which she's been following from its earlier days. >> it seems like it's been forever, david. we're getting a 61-page lawsuit from the bankruptcy court in manhattan. it takes aim at john corzine and the coo and cfo breaching fiduciary duty as it entered a downward spiral in 2011. it seeks an unspecified amount in damages. trustees won approval for a liquidation plan. in a statement, trustee louis freeh says attempts at med med
in the basement, existing home sales disappoint in march. we're going to go behind the numbers. cheryl: more tax pain. congress finally ready to vote on the controversial on line sales tax plan but some business owners are furious. we're going to explain. dennis: and top dog stocks. why pet food is paying off for investors. let's look at oil. up a touch. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. cheryl: let's head back to the floor of the new york stock exchange with nicole. best story of the m
. or lasts longer. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> welcome back to "starting point." chris cuomo with john berman in boston. president obama, on his way here, but also continuing to fight for gun control. the president says the gun lobby lied about the bill. let's go to breanna keilar live at the white house with more. >> he was upset. white house officials early on decided that the reality of this debate was that a really -- what they would consider a bold gun control measure like an assault weapons ban had no chance of passing congress. they were right about that. but they wanted to expand background checks of gun control purchases. they thought newtown had ch
are at an all-time high and one out of four corporations pays nothing in taxes, you have the opportunity to bring in some -- substantial amounts of revenue which is a much more preferable approach that cutting social ecurity or disabled veterans' benefits. politically, the president has disappointed a whole lot of his supporters. hisink public policy, if approach succeeds, a lot of people will be hurting. tavis: let me play devil's advocate. the calculation of the white house is the opposite of what you said. this is a political suicide. they had to know that there was a shade. advantage tosome this, my read of this is this is to placate the other side. this is to give the republicans what they want on social security, on medicare. they have been screaming forever about entitlement cuts. i hate the phrase in thailand reform coming entitlement cuts. part of my disdain is these are earned benefits. the americans to expect benefits have earned them. it ain't about no and talmadge. the president and white house made a calculation that there would be and a bandage to put these cuts on the tab
. >> yeah, it has, which is good because that may counteract the effects of the payroll tax high. what about gold? let's check the commodities like gold, the ten-year. down about 7%. 7 bucks to $1414. there's been a bit of a move in sort of the euro. we want to keep an eye on that. there's your currency chart here in the ten-year treasury note. we talk about home sales. you always want to watch the ten-year treasury note. the yield right now is at 1 o.66. in corporate news this morning, japan says final permission to resume flights on boeing's dreamliner, it may come as early as thursday. that's earlier than expected. yesterday, boeing's engineers began install b reinforced lithium ion batteries on all nippon airways jets. some investment banks that have been looking to sell businesses with liquid assets in order to appease regulators and bolster balance sheets. credit suisse cited the rule last summer as a reason for exploring that sale. also, a u.s. trade panel has ruled apple didn't violate a google patent to make the iphone. if it had been found guilty, the tech giant's popular devices c
to pay respect to those faithful americans who filed their tax returns this week. only with a stark reminder of the enormous burden we have placed upon them with our complicated tax code. you know, it's been like a snowball going down a hill. it just gets bigger and more bloated the more cumbersome with each passing year. mr. pittenger: mr. speaker, this needs to stop. we added 4,400 changes to the tax code in the last 10 years. we can make it better. house republicans have a plan. we have a plan to reform the tax code, to make it simpler, to make it fairer, to make it responsible to the american people, put more money in their paychecks and to give more money to them to take care of their families. mr. speaker, american taxpayers deserve better, and we're going to do it. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from the great state of california sook recognition? -- seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one
country as a person who will. third, undocumented workers to pay taxes and contribute to the labor needs should be given a vehicle to earn a labor status. we currently have a broken immigration system and that is why the american health care physician has crafted basic principles of what comprehensive immigratiorerm ould ide ilevs still reviewing senate bill 744, i believe it captures most of the needs of immigration reform. in conclusion, the labor shortages are most pressing. act now tors must expand through pools of stock. i urge you to take a look at this and think about the frail and elderly population that we serve. parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and doors. those special people that if given some much to us and to our country. we owe it to them to provide the best possible care, don't we? i am here to ask you who will care for them if this critical situation is not taking care of immediately. thank you. i am happy to answer any questions. >> thank you, mr. benjamin and think you to all the witnesses. mr. smith, despite the fact haoverall undocumented immigratn has gone down,
of them. we will be right back. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com to grow or start your business tired of fees piling up introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card with no fee reloads and withdrawals at chase atms. all for one flat monthly fee so there's zero confusion. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> so, much more news tonight from boston and from washington on the bombing case, and on the possibly ricin-loaded envelope sent to government officials, including president obama. there was also the vote on new gun regulations today, an extraordinary vote today in the gnat and an extra extraordinary response from the president of the united states. i
,000. taxes, $5800. three bedroom, two and a half bath. 1700 square feet, built in 1980. tell me more. >> yes. that's in the exciting penthouse square pens landing area just off society hill. that is a move up buyer or possibly two working professionals who plan on having a family shortly. it has a garage. fantastic master suite with a roof deck, city view, river view. a great area for joggers and bikers. there are restaurants. >> and it has a garage. that makes it very valuable in that area. now to our power house of the week. the kwint sential home. the list price 1 million $850,000. taxes just under $11,000. five bedrooms, 3.5 baths. historic property. built in 1794. >> when you think of philadelphia, this is philadelphia. pine floors. moldings. restored to perfection. 19 feet wide. fantastic garden. this is a corporate relo. a suburban person who raised their family and moving in with maybe older children. this is six fireplaces. it's exactly what philadelphia represents. >> are you seeing some bidding wars on some of the houses? >> we're seeing a tremendous amount of bidding wars primari
not pay tax. you have to pay tax. and the employer would pay the tax. a ford are did not pay because it will not be here -- foreigner does not pay because they will not be here long. but we did not have the employer pay either. if the employer hires you, you will have to pay 15 percent more. why would anyone hire american when you can hire foreigners and pay them 15% less? with high unemployment, is the sticking point for a lot of people. a lot of little things like that within our immigration system that should be tweaked and never are. >> having immigrants and america can be very valuable to our economy. >> immigrants create jobs, create businesses, pay taxes. even those that are of -- not documented, it will pay a wide range of taxes. >> your testimony was that immigration actually saved new york, stimulation of the economy. can you briefly describe how that worked? >> i cannot speak with authority on any place outside of the five boroughs of new york city. i can tell you we think we have roughly 500,000 undocumented. but they have a very low crime rate because they do not want to
. you've heard that the first quarter was tough. probably payroll tax impacted more than anything else. and small business is -- and big business for that matter is totally the flux with the obama care act and what it all means. and business is looking at part-time, that you've got to keep people under 30 hours. they don't want to employ more than 50 people. and nobody really knows how this thing is going to work. now, as far as the japanese yen, every major manufacturer in the world has made a strategic decision to produce where they sell. no manufacturer can deal with the volatility in exchange rates. and if you look at where the japanese are today compared to 10, 20 years ago, there is no comparison with let's say 80% produced in north america. so the exchange rate has been dramatically reduced as a factor in our business. and at the moment, i don't see any impact. >> okay, mike, $42. we've been friends a long time. you couldn't tell me at four bucks that that was something i should -- actually, we're not allowed to do it, anyway, but you couldn't have mentioned that back in 2008 or
to have the same enthusiasm for paying taxes for the education of its college students today than it had during the cold war. >> anybody else? back in the red shirt in the middle here. >> one of the kingpins of hollywood, more behind the seasons, was lou wasserman who seemed to helped his forces to some political efforts. what was his leanings? was he considered to be a lefty, righty, or just a pragmatist. >> the question is about lou wasserman and his political lengs. -- political leanings. richard? >> lou was seniorman was essentially a man defeated to the welfare of universal pictures. that's what he did and how he defined himself. it seems to me that wasserman was in a certain sense value neutral so long as whatever was happening worked to the benefit of his studio and his enterprise, and it was a vast enterprise by the time it was -- it reached full maturity. i don't think he was -- i don't think he was evil man. he was just a guy really tending to business in a very, very, i must say, very effective way. there's no question in my mind at least, that he was the weeding ontrip -- the
, and it became the psychology of it all. you know, taxes are changing, payroll taxes, income taxes, sequestration. and there was a little bit of a pause. but then we saw us get out of that, and i think they're still confidence-rich -- confidence-poor -- confidence-rich and cash-poor. >> i love that phrase, and i have gave you credit of late. initially, no. military, you've had two relationships with military. one, i've never seen a company more aggressively try to hire people from the military. and the other thing is, i didn't know you did so much business with the military, and that's been tough now because of sequester. >> sure, sure. one of the things about snap-on, for years we focused on auto repair. but what we've been doing lately is rolling the snap-on brand out of the garage to critical industries where the penalty for failure is high. >> aerospace. >> aerospace, military. one of the first places we went to is military. and we built a big business there. it's been down, but aerospace is coming up. aerospace and natural resources is what double digits in the quarter for us. i was just at
talk to in the medical device field is worried about the affordable care act, the tax on medical device makers. how significant is that in your view? >> i think there's a couple ways. first of all, the fact that more patients are going to get access we think is a good thing. it's unacceptable that patients are either uninsured or underinsure. tax, yes, it has an impact. we've got to make sure it's done in a responsible and reasonable way. overall we're convinced that it's going to continue to be about innovation, about strong customer partnerships. and really when you think about now, our medical device business, particularly our orthopedics business, our size and scale, the growth opportunities here and very much so in emerging markets. so, for example, all surgery is really just about trauma surgery in emerging markets. it's not as planned. as a result what we're seeing is significantly better growth rates in some of those places. >> i love that emerging markets part of the story. because you just look at the growth numbers and you figure out what the story is. but are you going to ha
report 7 communities are accused of using money to lobby higher taxes. fox business network diane macedo has more. >> a new report from a nonprofit group cause of action says at least 7 communities were a part of the a $373 million program to educate americans are obesity and tobacco. they violate the laws for hire taxes. the findings are part of a 19 month investigation on the center for disease control prevention communities putting prevention to work program. the report says xhients also appear to have violated cdc guidelines. congressional hearings in 2011 and follow up letters to help services address potential violations in a south carolina community where the state used program money to lobby for a city clean indoor air ordinance. the call to action says the violation was worse than disclosed. the group adds there are at least 7 other potential violations in florida georgia, california south carolina and they used tax payer money to lobby someone for smoking in workplace. and a statewide tobacco tax increase. they are asking for more investigation saying it's important to do anoth
today on a bill to let states collect sales tax on all online purchases. though ebay ceo has reportedly been recruiting users to rally against the measure. >>> and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it's due to falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. richard? >> we will take that. thank you so much. >>> here are other stories we're keeping an eye on for you. if you're traveling by air today, allow a little more time. it's the first weekday with a 10% slash to the nation's air traffic controller work force. the furloughs went into place last night as part of the so-called sequester. delays were mostly nonexistent on sunday except for waits of up to an hour in and around new york and los angeles. but the real test begins today. the furloughs will last through september and are expected to save about $200 million. >>> the u.s. is on the offense when it comes to china and cybersecurity. "the wall street journal" reporting the obama administration is considering several aggressive options to confront china rangi
, they will have to pass a background check, paying taxes, and pay a fine. that's for six years. and they can have another background checks and pay a fine. that would allow them to work and travel and come out of the shadows. if you years s fe mchmas like an e- vefy system being operational, at that point they would be allowed to apply for permanent residency. and another background check to prove they will be able to pin employed and not the burden on society. if it passed that benchmark, after three more years, they will be allowed to become a citizen. that leaves us with a 13-year path to citizenship for the people here illegally now. it will be a little different if you were brought to the country before the age of 16. dreamers will have five-year path to citizenship. and agricultural workers who feel an important need in a lot of our industries, if they also are looking at a five-year. path to year the other big part of the plan is for security. that will put up to about $6.5 billion into a department of homeland security plan calls for more security strategy that combines personnel, the gro
legislators to support a tobacco tax increase. the county stated that this was its intent in its federal application. a new analysis of state government workers shows that 75 retired executives are working for the state. this despite the governor's order to remove all but the most critical retireys from the workforce. the retireys are earning between $45 to $75 an hour even as they're drawing their pensions. >> all three major bay area airports today say flights are running smoothly, the first day of the furloughs. there are what they call random delays on the east coast, but there was no way of telling if they were relate today staffing cut backs. air traffic controllers are set to be furloughed one day every other week. a legal challenge to the furloughs brought by pilots and an airline group is working its way through the courts. >>> it will be time to close the curtains for good after tonight's movie showings at an east bay movie house. >> reporter: ken, we're live in front of the theater tonight. we have been here for a few hours. those wanting to save the dome have collected signat
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have to pay a fine and back taxes, learn english, and pass a criminal background check among other hurdles. but before that system can even be set up certain security goals must be met, including improvements to the border fence. one member of the group, senator lindsey graham of south carolina said failing to change the nation's immigration system would be economicide ice oly waymera loses is to do nothing. and to the who bieveat we don'tl immigration in the future, you're in denial about the demographics. and to those who say this costs more to take people out of the shadows and put them a legal status where they pay taxes, you've certainly lost me. that makes no sense. >> warner: for more now we turn to illinois democrat dick durbin, the majority whip in the senate sand a member of the so-called gang of eight. welcome, senator durbin. you all have been working on this non-stop since the start of this congress. how hard was this to forge this compromise? >> this wasn't easy. you know, you have eight willful members of the u.s. senate-- four from each party-- each with a point of
different extremist groups. there is a lot of public source information about demonstrations on taxes, on, on a number of other issues that are, hot button issues for extremist groups who don't like either what the government is doing or what the government represents. >> very interesting. >> so. >> tax day/patriots day. and history of domestic terrorism. . >> invasion on cuba happened on the 17th of april in 1961, bay of pigs. and wacco, all the branch davidians, started in february, april 19th. if you are a conspiracy theorist. here is one for you. >> something everybody has to check out. no doubt about it. part b medical expenses. of your the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with t
ag for a specific number prior to getting a blue card. you would be vetted and have to pay taxes, a fine, et. cetera. no major criminal activity. you get your blue card. then so you to work another five years dependent upon the number of dais a year. then you get a green card. the h2a program which exists only 74,000 workers this past year will cease to exist within a two-year period. it would be replaced by two visa programs. chuck spelled them out. a contract program, which replaces h2a. and an at-will portable visa program. they are both three years. there's a cap on both of 112,000 a year for the first five years. the total 300,000 plus and the secretary of agricultural in the future sets the cap. the wage rate, which is the adverse wage rate is phased out and replaced by this new methodology within soon -- i think it's a year after the effective date of passage of this bill. it's not been easy to put together. i appreciate senator grassley's comments. but i want him and others to know that we tried to figure what you were aiming at and compensate in terms of making the kinds
be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft spot, but we'll see. >> how much of this is consumer confidence, do you think? >> consumer confidence definitely plays a role. but consumers right now don't have the money to spend. and if they went out and spent, they'd be borrowing money. i don't think -- i think it's a more fundamental problem in a way than consumer confidence. >> steve, my long wait yesterday trying to get up to new york, in the lounge was tim geithner waiting for the flight, as well. i asked him, we're seeing these good signs in the economy, how much of it
to remember we have a lot of headwinds we're dealing with from the sequester, one, to the tax increase, at the payroll tax. so, these issues we have to get through. i don't think they're major but they are headwinds. now we've got a lot of people thinking about what happened last year. down 3% in the second quarter. people wanted to buy in the market started to dip. wait a minute. this may be more significant. the fact of matter, as he have yesterday, 7% of the companies that reported earnings beat estimates. whether the estimates were poor estimate, weak estimates. the fact of the matter as long as data remains relatively, weak, not strong, muddled through the fed will be a long way as way from ending its quantitative easing. the other thing we havv to pay attention to which i think gives us a lot of upside potential is that what's happening in japan is nothing less than significant. and we need to pay attention to the yen. tracy: so let's first finish with the united states because i know you are hot on the yen. you've talked about it last time you were here. that means based on what
streets, when coal resources are down, when coal severance taxes are down to our local county units of government. coal is important, it has been, it is, and it always willing a -- will be a mainstay of our economy in west virginia. our quality of life, indeed our quality of life in america, our economic vitality, have long been fueled by coal. and it's something that the american people cannot turn their back upon. yet too many, i'm afraid, fail to recognize the contributions that coal has made to our past and certainly they underestimate the role that coal can and should play in our future. through decades of investment, coal has changed for the better. it is not our grandfather's coal. it is a cleaner, more efficient fuel than ever before, and with the right kind of investments and know how and the technologies that are coming online, some of which have already been talked about this afternoon, its use continues to improve and modernize. our nation must embrace an energy strategy that encompasses a broad range of fuel choices including domestic coal if we are ever to have any hop
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